The Perennial of the Year

Each year the Perennial Plant Association chooses a favorite perennial that is low maintenance, reliable and relatively disease and insect free. This winning perennial tends to have been around for several years, tried and true, and may or may not be a popular variety at the time. It is usually a perennial that is hardy in our zone, so we are lucky enough to be able to supply it to our customers! We think this year’s winner is especially beautiful. Read on to get the skinny and check out the hardy varieties from past years.

A. 2019 Winner Stachys Hummelo

The tall pink spires of this plant mature into stately seed pods to create winter interest. Plant Stachys Hummelo in full to part sun and water to establish and then as needed. This is a lovely plant to introduce into your mixed perennial flower gardens.

B. 2018 Winner Millenium Allium

Millenium Allium is a very popular plant which is known for its purple rounded flower clusters. While the taller varieties are more common, this variety will produce dozens of smaller blooms that flower during mid and late summer.

C. 2017 Winner Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed has been available for years but not as heavily with the recent push for pollinator attracting plants. Plant Butterfly Weed in full sun and after it is established you can allow this plant to grow on the drier side. It will break dormancy late in the spring and attract butterflies with its brightly colored flowers.

D. 2015 Geranium Biokovo

Perennial Geranium are a lower growing perennial that makes a great addition to your borders. They flower in late spring to early summer. The Geranium Biokovo will produce beautiful pale pink flowers.

Stop in and check out all of these great plants!